Martha Ellen (Brandenburg) Mossberger

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Martha Ellen Mossberger, 90, South Eighth Street, DuBois, passed away at the DuBois Nursing Home at 6:44 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.
She was born Sept. 5, 1924, to Samuel C. and Grace Dirr Brandenburg in Garrett, Ind.
She was a 1942 graduate of Garrett High School and attended one year of nurse's training in Dallas, Texas.
She was a homemaker for most of her life. She also enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader. She belonged to numerous clubs and organizations throughout her life and worked for many years as an aide in a public library in Amherst, N.Y. and as a secretary in the Education Department of Westminster College, New Wilmington. Most recently, she was a member of the Page Girls book club in DuBois, and as its oldest member, she was loved and admired by the other members.
She attended the First United Methodist Church in DuBois from the time she moved to DuBois in 2005 and was a member of the Vivian Brown Sunday School class. Prior to that, she attended the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church in New Wilmington, where she maintained her membership.
Her greatest joy in life was her family. She will be fondly remembered for her beauty, charm, generosity and wit.
She is survived by her two daughters, Martha Jill Wendell Wilson of New Wilmington and Jean (Jonathan) Cole of DuBois; six grandchildren: Jason (Leanne) Wilson of New Wilmington, Jonathan (Kathryn) Wilson of Hermitage, Julie (Patrick) Sommers of New Wilmington, Sarah (Mark) Heier of Kirkland, Wash., Jennifer Cole of Philadelphia, Dr. Christopher Cole of Fayetteville, N.C.; and 5 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her two siblings: Marlene Bowmar and Marcelene Brandenburg. She was the last remaining member of her immediate family.
There will be no public visitation.
A memorial and celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Dubois. Pastor Lance Tucker will be officiating.
The family asks that memorial donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of DuBois, 100 West Long Ave., DuBois, PA 15801 or New Wilmington Presbyterian Church, 229 South Market St., New Wilmington, PA 16142.
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The Goble-Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
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Published in The Courier Express from Nov. 7 to Nov. 10, 2014